June 15, 2017 —
Previously, she was the Senior Communications Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, working for Senator Jay Rockefeller IV from 2009 to 2011, and Senator Daniel K. Inouye from 2007 to 2008. Before that, she served at the Commission in a variety of legal positions from 1999 to 2007.
Rosenworcel has been the subject of a zig zag by the Trump Administration. She was re-nominated originally by President Obama toward the end of his term, but President Trump withdrew the nomination in March. Now, apparently, she is back on track.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai congratulated Rosenworcel on her nomination to return to the Commission. “She has a distinguished record of public service, including the four-and-a-half years we worked together at this agency, and I look forward to working with her once again to advance the public interest,” he said in a prepared statement.
Rosenworcel is a fellow supporter of net neutrality with Comm. Mignon Clyburn, who called her a “tireless advocate for bridging the homework gap,” a “leader in the effort” to modernize 9-1-1 call centers, and a “champion” for increasing access to unlicensed spectrum.